As you know, at Las Vegas ReLeaf medical marijuana dispensary, we’re passionate about helping our patients discover the variety of ways medical marijuana can bring them relief and improve their quality of life without having to turn to harmful or addictive pharmaceuticals. Find out some surprising benefits of medical marijuana.
These neurotransmitters are also known as the “happy chemicals” because they, along with oxytocin, are responsible for human happiness. After smoking weed, more of these chemicals become available for your brain cells to use, typically making patients feel happier and more relaxed.
You may know stress is bad for you, but did you know that your body has a built-in chemical process to help you naturally combat stress? In normal situations, our brains produce a chain of fatty amino acids called Anandamide or AEA, which has been found to have effects similar to those of an anti-anxiety pill.
When you start to get stressed out or anxious, your body starts releasing enzymes that diminish the levels of anandamide in our bodies. If you’ve wondered why you start to feel tense, nervous, or unwell in stressful situations, you can thank the lack of AEA in your system. Fortunately, the active chemicals in marijuana help to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and stress by inhibiting stress causing enzymes.
Perhaps one of the least mentioned benefits of medical marijuana use is that it kicks your metabolism into overdrive. Ever heard of the munchies? Weed is notorious for inducing hunger, and perhaps because of this, many patients are unaware that although your joint may make you feel hungry, it is also boosting your body’s ability to break down what you’ve eaten. That’s why even though smokers can consume up to 600 more calories a day than non-smokers, studies have found that marijuana users are actually slimmer than those who do not smoke marijuana.
The ability of marijuana to mediate your immune system’s inflammatory response has been well-known within the cannabis community for years. However, researchers recently discovered that one of the benefits of medical marijuana includes helping your immune system function properly, specifically when it comes to patients’ inflammatory responses.
As naturally occurring antioxidants, THC and CBD are neuroprotective. That means these vital compounds work to prevent damage and the degeneration of your brain cells. In fact, recent research found that the cannabinoids in marijuana can help protect your brain against aging.
If you would like to experience benefits of medical marijuana, consider starting the process to get your medical marijuana card. We’ve streamlined the process for you at Las Vegas ReLeaf. It takes less than three days, and some patients can complete their application and registration processes in just one business day. Don’t wait for ReLeaf any longer, contact us today!